More security fun - own a Ubisoft PC game? You could be at risk.
It's not only Tesco customers who are at risk today. It has been revealed that the intrusive DRM that Ubisoft have been forcing into their games can be exploited to run malicious code on the user's PC.
DRM is a touchy subject for gamers, so this kind of story has to be taken with some skepticism, but it appears on the surface to be a real issue. PC gaming site, Rock, Paper, Shotgun are reporting that games with the uplay DRM system are accompanied by a small web browser plugin that is installed as part of the game setup process.
Yet another reason why DRM is a bad thing for those who buy genuine software. Yet again it's those that are supporting the games studios who end up worse off - those that pirate don't have this problem! The RPS article features a link to a website you can use to test if you're affected.
The following games are known to be affected:
Assassin’s Creed II
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Assassin’s Creed III
Beowulf: The Game
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Driver: San Francisco
Heroes of Might and Magic VI
Just Dance 3
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Shaun White Skateboarding
Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
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